Dec 29, 2012 1:00pm PST
afternoon at 3:00. >>> want to update you on developing news in houston. george h. w. bush has been released from icugabe is staineding by. you told us two hours ago that the president was singing to doctors and unurses, he sounds like he is doing better than a week ago? >> yes, we got a update saying that former president bush was moved to a regular patient room and that the bush family wanted to thank everyone for their thought prayers. this comes a day after the spokesman said that the former president was singing along with his medical staff. and the 41st president of the united states first went to the hospital in early november for bronchitis, he was released a few days later and then after thanksgiving went back in with a nagging cough. his families have not released many details of the treatment he has been receiving, but late this week, on thursday, houston -- the chief of staff urge supporters to put the hearts back in the closet. president bush was a fighter and in good spirits, still no telling how long he will be in the hospital. but we learned that he has been moved from the ic
Dec 30, 2012 12:00pm PST
and in a regular patient room at houston's methodist hospital. >>> nelson mandela was discharged earlier this week and is home resting. he was being treated for a recurring lung infection. >>> the family of a 6-year-old survivor of the newtown shooting is seeking to file a $100 million lawsuit against the state of connecticut. their attorney accuses the state of failing to provide a safe school setting for his client. >>> and a high school student suspended by her school for a poem she wrote expressing her feelings on the newtown shooting is speaking out. >> i never said i understood him. i understood what happened and i feel that things like that happen because people aren't heard. so you know when you are dealing with people who have mental problems, of course, they feel like they are not being heard they are going to go do something like that. >> in a letter to the teenager's mom the school says the poem violated their zero violence policy towards violence. . >>> senate republican leader took to the floor and expressed frustration with negotiations. >> there is no single issue that remains an i
Dec 16, 2012 5:00am PST
by a guy named by vance muse, a oil industry lobbyist in houston, texas, in the 1930s, a white supremacist and segregationist. that's when the term is first brought into use. to fight against unions as sites of forced racial integration. the origin of this movement is an origin of a movement that the segregationist white supremacist south against the labor union as a site of forced racial integration. that's the genesis of this so people understand where that phrase comes from and why i'm uncomfortable calling it by what it is. what does it mean and why has it hurt so much? >> i taught for 20 years in the great state of utah a right to work for less state. and we have a very strong union there. it's not a waterloo. the only thing that this provision and i agree, i have to think of something better to call it, too. it means if you're the recognized representative of these teachers at my school, the labor union has the obligation to bargain a contract for everyone. and in michigan, you could then charge people who didn't want to belong to a union, you could charge them a fee for a service yo
Dec 30, 2012 5:00am PST
improved and he's moved from intensive care back to a regular room at methodist hospital in houston. >>> members of congress are scrambling to beat the january 1st deadline to avert a broad package of spending cuts and the expiration of all the bush tax cuts. the latest in just a moment. right now, i'm joined by jamelle buoy. a staff writer for the american prospect magazine and "washington post" reporter, suzy kim. kevin williamson, dep deputy mag editor and a nonprofit group that advocates for social and economic equality. we're one day away from what most media are calling the fiscal cliff. if political concoction enacted by congress to frighten itself into passing deficit reduction measures which means unless congress acts in the next 48 hours the bush tax cuts will expire along with federal unemployment insurance and a broad package of the spending cuts including defense spending will take effect. do weeks of fruitless negotiations and john boehner and senate leader are working on a deal this morning to avoid the fiscal cliff, or as chris hayes and i call it, the fiscal curve.